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Fund your unique church needs with special project loans from DCEF.

At Disciples Church Extension Fund, we understand that congregations like yours sometimes have unique needs that require outside funding. These needs don’t always fit into a specific category, yet they’re important to maintaining a vibrant ministry. DCEF is proud to be your partner in these situations, offering special project loans to congregations for needs such as:

  • Architectural design
  • Audio-visual and computer equipment
  • Commercial and DCEF project soft costs (e.g., legal fees, closing costs and construction interest)
  • Community outreach projects (e.g., commercial community kitchens, green space, gardens and thrift stores)
  • Furnishings and equipment (e.g., pews and kitchen equipment)
  • Interior decorations (e.g., carpet and draperies)
  • Lines of credit (Regions, general units, colleges, seminaries, recognized organizations, and congregations with an average worship attendance of 175 or more)
  • <li">Musical equipment
  • New ministries
  • Office equipment and furniture
  • Organs (pipe or electronic)
  • Relocation
  • Vehicles (e.g., vans and buses)

Leasehold improvement loans

Reimagine your leased space to better connect with your ministry

Disciples Church Extension Fund is pleased to offer leasehold improvement loans that help congregations renovate and retrofit leased space. These loans help you redesign existing space so you can more faithfully and effectively live out your ministry.

Interest-free loans

Save money with an interest-free loan for special circumstances

Disciples Church Extension Fund provides interest-free loans to ministries in special or specific situations, including:

  • New congregations
  • Existing racial/ethnic congregations
  • Intentionally integrated congregations
  • Emergency situations, such as natural disasters

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